Dec 11, 2013 In January, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art holds a special invitational Scholars Symposium focusing on the work of Alfred Stieglitz in the temporary exhibition The Artists’ Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection, currently on view. Four of these visiting experts will give public lectures about Stieglitz and the artists who made up his Modernist circle in the early 20th century. These free public presentations include a lecture on Jan. 11 by Sarah Greenough, the leading authority on Alfred Stieglitz and Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and a joint presentation by three experts from the the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Stanford University on Jan. 15. Ground-breaking documentarian Perry Miller Adato visits Crystal Bridges on Jan. 10 to present and discuss her film, Georgia O’Keeffe, for which Adato was the first woman ever to receive the Directors Guild of America Award. The Fayetteville Jazz Collective will open a new “Unplugged” music series at the Museum on Jan. 31, offering a tribute to the Harlem music scene with an evening of jazz and dancing. On Wednesday evenings, the museum offers free admission from 5 to 9 p.m. to the temporary exhibition The Artists’ Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection, which features 101 works of art by early 20th-century Modernist artists. The exhibition is on view through Feb. 3, 2014. A free downloadable audio tour of the exhibition is available as part of the Crystal Bridges app on the iTunes App Store, or guests may check out an iPod with the app pre-loaded from the museum’s Guest Services desk free of charge. A printed Family Guide also accompanies the exhibition, as well as an interactive website featuring all 101 artworks in the exhibition. This exhibition is sponsored at Crystal Bridges by Morgan Stanley; Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry; The William M. Fuller Foundation; Greenwood Gearhart Inc.; Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.; NWA Media/Arkansas Democrat Gazette; The Arkansas Club at The Queen Anne Mansion; and Demara Titzer. Touchscreen monitor sponsored by Saatchi & Saatchi X. A host of additional programming for adults, children and families is also available beginning in January. Guests who register for one studio program will receive a 20 percent discount on additional studio programs of equal or lesser value if registering for all programs at the same time. A full listing of January programs and events is below. Information and registration are also available on the calendar of events on Crystal Bridges’ website. Upcoming Programs and Events Monday, January 6, 1 to 3 pm Figure Drawing Join us on the first and third Mondays of each month to draw from a clothed model. Whether you’ve always had a love for figure drawing or are trying it for the first time, you’ll enjoy an afternoon drawing with others at the Museum. A variety of drawing materials will be provided, and model poses will include both shorter warm-up poses and longer poses. $10 for non-members, free to Members. Register for individual sessions online or at Guest Services. Wednesday, January 8, 1:30 to 2:30 pm Art Book Club: Modernist America by Richard Pells Read Richard Pells’s Modernist America to gain a global perspective on The Artists’ Eye exhibition. Join Librarian Elizabeth Bradshaw to discuss ways in which artists around the world were shifting perceptions of art, much like Alfred Stieglitz and George O’Keeffe transformed American philosophies of photography and painting. Modernist America is an excellent resource to understand how movements such as the Bauhaus, Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, and French New Wave Cinema influenced architects, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers in America, blossoming into a full-fledged revolution of Modernism around the globe! The book is available for purchase in the Museum Store. Free with online registration. Wednesdays, January 8, 15, and 22, 1 to 2:15 pm Preschool Art Class | Trees For ages 3 to 5 with an adult. These classes are unique opportunities for our youngest guests to begin experimenting with art materials. Parents or caregivers participate with their preschoolers in gallery conversations and art-making activities each week. Each session includes three consecutive Wednesday classes. $30, ($24 for Members) / 3 classes. Register online or at Guest Services. Thursday, January 9, 11:30 am to 2 pm Preschool Playdate | COLD Monthly Preschool Playdates feature a live presentation at 11:30 a.m. by children’s performer Shaky Bugs, art projects, story time, a gallery tour with complimentary “I-Spy Gallery Glasses” for each child, and creative play with Marie Vukin of Project Play Every Day, all based on themes from our collection. Activities are geared for children ages 2 to 5 with an adult. Free, no registration required. Thursdays, January 9, 16, and 23, 4 to 5:30 pm Afterschool Art Class | Drawing Children ages 5 to 12 will have fun discovering works of art in the Museum galleries and exploring the world around them through drawing with a variety of materials, taught by our engaging art instructors. Concurrent classes are offered for two age groups: 5 to 8 and 9 to 12. Cost includes three consecutive Thursdays. $45 ($36 for Members) / 3 classes. Register online or at Guest Services. Friday, January 10, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Film Series | Georgia O’Keeffe, featuring a talk by filmmaker Perry Miller Adato Guests will have an opportunity to meet award-winning filmmaker Perry Miller Adato at this screening of her documentary film, Georgia O’Keeffe. Originally aired in 1977 as a special National Gallery of Art/PBS tribute to O’Keeffe’s 90th birthday, Georgia O’Keeffe is the only film portrait of herself that O’Keeffe allowed to be made, and winner of the Directors Guild of America Award. The 88-year old painter was filmed in and around her home in Abiquiu near Santa Fe, where she talks candidly of her work, her life, and her marriage to the legendary photographer and champion of modern art in America, Alfred Stieglitz. O’Keeffe describes the origin of many of her famous paintings while the film draws parallels between the canvas and her actual motifs. Interviews with O’Keeffe’s early champion, museum curator David Catton Rich; art critic Barbara Rose; and author Herbert J. Seligmann provide warm reminiscences as well as objective critiques. Adato will give a talk and answer questions from the audience following the screening. Admission is free, but tickets are required, as space is limited. Reserve tickets online or at Guest Services. Saturday, January 11, noon to 3 pm Drop-In Art Activities | Still Life with Watercolors Drop in anytime between noon and 3 p.m. for a free, guided studio session. Be inspired by Charles Demuth’s Red and Yellow Flowers featured in The Artists’ Eye and capture the fresh beauty of flowers in watercolor. Materials are provided and all ages are welcome! Free, no registration required. Saturday, January 11, 3 to 4 pm Lecture | My Faraway One: Letters of O’Keeffe and Stieglitz Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art Sarah Greenough is the leading authority on Alfred Stieglitz and Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Her exhibitions and publications have won many awards, including the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award for her 2002 catalog, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Most recently, Greenough has applied her formidable scholarship to the engaging epistolary tale of one of the art world’s most famous couples in her acclaimed book: My Faraway One: The Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume 1, 1915-1933. For this work, Greenough sifted through more than 5,000 pieces of correspondence to select some 650 letters, beginning with the letters O’Keeffe and Stieglitz exchanged before they met in 1915, and including details of their passionate affair and marriage, and their long-distance relationship between New York and New Mexico In her lecture, Greenough will talk about tackling their voluminous correspondence, and how the artists’ writings illuminate their works of art. A book signing reception will follow the lecture. Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Admission is free, but tickets are required, as space is limited. Reserve tickets online or at Guest Services. Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 to 8 pm Lectures | Stieglitz Scholars Night In just one evening, meet three renowned experts in the study of Alfred Stieglitz and the Stieglitz Collection: Lisa Messinger, Associate Curator of Modern Art (retired) for the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Carol Troyen, Curator Emeritus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Wanda Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University. Each scholar will give a brief presentation on topics ranging from personalities of the Stieglitz-Circle artists, to perspectives on various portraits of Stieglitz, to the unique approaches of Stieglitz-Circle artists Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, and Marsden Hartley. Admission is free, but tickets are required, as space is limited. Reserve tickets online or at Guest Services. Thursday, January 16, 1 to 2 pm Art Talk | Walking the Path of Alfred Stieglitz Why is Alfred Stieglitz known as America’s legendary art collector? Aaron Jones, Interpretation Manager, will walk you through the galleries to discover Stieglitz’s key requirements for purchasing a work of art and why his collection became America’s shining example of Modern art. The art talk includes free admission to the exhibition The Artists’ Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection. Free with online reservations. Friday, January 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Teen Workshop | Fan Art Let your favorite book, videogame, movie, or TV show inspire you as you discover “fan art” with artist Sally Ball and draw what you love! Fan art’s popularity is growing like crazy. Share your work if you’re already a “fan artist,” or find out what this craze is all about while spending a fun Friday evening at the Museum. $15 ($12 for Members). Register online or at Guest Services. Saturday, January 18, 1 to 2 pm Art Talk | Building an Exhibition Walk through the process of creating an exhibition with a behind-the-scenes discussion on the planning, design, and installation of The Artists’ Eye with Exhibition Coordinator Catherine Hryniewicz. Free with online reservations. Sunday, January 19, 1 to 4 pm Drop-In Drawing Drop in anytime for a free, informal drawing session. Materials are provided and an art instructor will be on hand to get you started. Check at Guest Services for the specific location. All ages are welcome! Free, no registration required. Monday, January 20 1 to 3 pm Figure Drawing Join us on the first and third Mondays each month to draw from a clothed model. Whether you’ve always had a love for figure drawing or are trying it for the first time, you’ll enjoy an afternoon drawing with others at the Museum. A variety of drawing materials will be provided, and model poses will include both shorter warm-up poses, and longer poses. $10 for non-members, free to Members. Register online or at Guest Services. Wednesday, January 22, 6 to 7 pm WOW | Wednesday Over Water Join Crystal Bridges Culinary Director Case Dighero at these monthly tasting experiences to sample selections of drinks and hors d’oeuvres from Eleven, inspired by Crystal Bridges collection of American art. Open to guests ages 21 and above. Sponsored by Premier Dermatology. $30 ($24 for Members). Purchase tickets online or at Guest Services. Thursday, January 23, 11 am to 2 pm Homeschool Open House Homeschool families are invited to learn more about the programs and resources available at Crystal Bridges for homeschool educators, and provide our Education team with feedback about how we can better serve your needs. Meet Museum Educators, experience new educational tours now available, and receive teaching resources. Free, no registration required. Saturday, January 25, February 1 and 8, 1 to 2:30 pm Saturday Art Class | Discover the Artists of Crystal Bridges: Artists in the City Children ages 5 to 12 will learn about the artists in Crystal Bridges’ collection while making art inspired by their work. We will discover a new artist each week by exploring the galleries and working with a variety of art supplies in the studio. Concurrent classes are offered for two age groups: 5 to 8 and 9 to 12. Cost includes three consecutive Saturdays. $45 ($36 for Members) / 3 classes. Register online or at Guest Services. Friday, January 31, 7 to 9 pm Unplugged Concert | The Harlem Scene with the Fayetteville Jazz Collective Bid a fond farewell to The Artists’ Eye exhibition and dance to the Big Band sounds of the Fayetteville Jazz Collective— inspired by the Harlem Renaissance. Admission is free, but tickets are required, as space is limited. Reserve tickets online or at Guest Services.